Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Samsung WB850F vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size Significantly smaller 109x61x24 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom 21x vs 20x
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More than 10% more zoom
Lowest price Much cheaper $397.29 vs $1,027.49
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The best price we've seen is $630 cheaper (2.6x less)
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 1.4"
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Around 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX30V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              WB850F:21x
              DSC-HX30V:20x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              WB850F:$397.29
              DSC-HX30V:$1,027.49
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $369

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $365

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $548

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is much lighter
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $163 - $198

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $449

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V.

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